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Non-Compete Roundup: New Hampshire, Maine and Washington


The reins are being tightened on noncompete agreements.

The trend that is tightening the reins on noncompete agreements across the country continues. Recently, New Hampshire, Maine and Washington passed laws imposing tougher restrictions on noncompete agreements and limiting, and in some cases outright banning, their use with lower-income employees. These two states joined Massachusetts and Illinois in their recent noncompete laws as well. This white paper reviews these recent law changes and discusses the growing statutory restrictions and why these new laws make sense for low-level workers.



Hannesson I. Murphy

Hannesson I. Murphy

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

  • Partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis, Indiana office and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department
  • Represents employers in virtually all aspects of the employment relationship with their employees, including counseling employers with respect to the hiring, discipline and separation of employees, and if necessary, the representation of employers in connection with litigated disputes
  • Represented employers in a wide variety of matters before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and in arbitration, including individual and class or collective action claims relating to issues such as discrimination, harassment or wrongful discharge, alleged violations of the terms and conditions of employment, unemployment claims, wage and hour claims, and litigation concerning noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements
  • Active in the legal community and recently served as the chair of the Employment Law Section of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Admitted to practice in Indiana, Florida, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Seventh and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, and all U.S. District Courts for Indiana and Florida
  • B.A. degree in international relations, cum laude, Florida International University; J.D. degree, cum laude, Miami School of Law

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